Apple retains leadership in the global smartphone market, but its share declined substantially in the third quarter of 2017. it is reported by Interfax, citing data from research firm Counterpoint Research.

In July-September, 2017 Apple gets 60% of the global profits from the sale of smartphones against 86% for the same period last year.

The fall in the share market analysts attributed to the fact that last quarter the company was actively selling cheaper smartphones to the older models. In addition, he said the competition from Samsung, which released its new flagship Galaxy Note 8 and received 26% of global profits in the market segment.

The five leaders completing the three Chinese companies – Huawei, Oppo and Vivo. The market share of each does not exceed 5%.

Earlier it was reported that consumers in the United States and Israel have begun to file lawsuits against Apple after the company admitted that they deliberately slowed down the performance of older iPhone models.

The share of Apple in the smartphone market fell sharply 28.12.2017

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